Sweden: From Neutrality to International Solidarity
This book presents the legal and political factors determining international relations, including the processes of integration in all their complexity. The overall structure of the book, together with the composition of its separate chapters, allows for some general assumptions, identifying the main tendencies and placing them in a contemporary social context as well as establishing their relations with the practices of today. The content is a compendium of basic information and data related to the international processes which occur within specific formal, legal and political frames. The book is divided into five parts featuring not only deep historical context but most of all presenting current information and analyses of the last few years. Presented against the background and within the context of the Kingdom of Sweden’s political system and its international environment, the book brings into the foreground issues of particular importance for Sweden’s continuing European integration process and describes its response to the developments in the international situation.
Introduction.- Part I: Legal and political aspects of neutrality.- Chapter 1. Neutrality in International Relations: Theoretical Foundations.- Chapter 2. Neutrality in the theory of international relations.- Part II: Evolution Of Swedish Neutrality In A Historical Context.- Chapter 3. The origins of Sweden’s neutrality.- Chapter 4. Swedish foreign policy in the interwar period.- Chapter 5. Neutrality of Sweden and the experience of WWII.- Part III: Sweden’s Neutrality Policy: Evolution Of The Doctrine.- Chapter 6. End of war and beginning of peace.- Chapter 7. Neutrality in the foreign policy of the Kingdom of Sweden.- Chapter 8. The policy of active neutrality.- Chapter 9. Evolution of the policy of neutrality.- Part IV: Towards International Solidarity.- Chapter 10. Political transition in the last decade of the 20th century.- Chapter 11. Sweden’s accession to the European Union.- Chapter 12. Reform of Swedish defense policy.- Chapter 13. The practical dimension of international solidarity.- Part V: The Kingdom Of Sweden In The International Arena: Contemporary Socio-Political And Economic Conditions.- Chapter 14. The modern “People's Home”.- Chapter 15. Economy of the Kingdom of Sweden.- Chapter 16. The priorities of common foreign and security policy in the 21st century.- Chapter 17. Sweden in the Nordic and the Baltic Sea regional cooperation.- Chapter 18. Activities for international peace and security.- Conclusion.
Professor Ryszard Michal CZARNY [tscharni], expert in Scandinavian issues, lawyer, political scientist, researching political and economic conditions of the cooperation among the North European States. Full Professor of Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce (Poland) and since 2012 Professor of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of ss. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava (Slovakia). Author of many publications, including major works on the Nordic countries: The High North: Between Geography and Politics - Springer 2015, Regionalism in International Relations, Die Neutralitätspolitik als Sicherheitsproblem des Königreiches Schweden, Sweden in the European Union: Political and Legal Analysis, Sweden - Poland - The European Union, In the New Europe: Glossary of Terms, Energy Dilemmas of the Nordic Region Countries, EU Northern Dimension: Development Study, The Imperative High North: Opportunities and Challenges, The Northern Spaces: Contemporary Issues - ed., The Arctic and Nordic Countries in the World of Economy and Politics - ed., and numerous books, articles and essays in Polish on contemporary international relations.